you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Moses sent 12 spies into the promised land that God wanted the Israelites to inherit.
Two of them, Joshua and Caleb, came back with a good report of the land, saying,
“The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land…‘a land which
flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of
the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord
is with us. Do not fear them” (Numbers 14:7–9).
However, the other 10 spies gave a bad report, saying, “We are not able to go up
against the people, for they are stronger than we…There we saw the giants…and we
were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers
All 12 of them saw the same land, the same giants, but what a stark contrast in their
reports! Joshua and Caleb had a different spirit—a spirit of faith (Numbers 14:24).
They focused on the promises and goodness of God. But the rest cowered in fear and
saw only the giants. And the fear paralyzed them!
You’ve heard the phrase, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” 10 against 2, who
was louder? Sometimes it’s not what you’re hearing but how loudly it’s heard. And
sometimes just because more people say something, surely that has to be true, right?
But lastly, I think people like to believe the negative or what gets the most attention for
Consider this, no matter how dire your circumstances may appear, choose to focus on
God’s goodness. Choose to meditate on how Christ has paid the price for you to enjoy
God’s unmerited favor, peace, protection and provision. That’s how fear will not
paralyze you. That’s how you overcome any challenge you’re facing today.
That’s how you experience God’s faithfulness and walk in His blessings!
Stop looking at the giants and start looking up. Focus on the One who delivers ALL
you’ll ever need. Be above your circumstances and not under them.
Now jump into that hammock called Grace and rest in abundant promises of God!